No alliance with ‘fundamentally different’ SP: BJP

Citing 'fundamental differences',BJP has ruled out any alliance with Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: February 20, 2009 12:43 pm

Citing “fundamental differences”,BJP has ruled out any alliance with Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

“There are fundamental differences between BJP and SP. It was Mulayam Singh Yadav,who had got the Ram bhakts fired upon for the first time…Any alliance between SP and BJP is out of question,” party spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad told reporters outside the Parliament on Thursday.

He was responding to a question on the possibility of any alliance with SP in the wake of the SP leaders’ recent statements indicating that they are open to tie-up with BJP if the saffron party leaves controversial issues like Ram temple among others.

“He (Mulayam) is one of the pioneers among those who have promoted pseudo secularism in this country. It is Mulayam Singh who described SIMI as a cultural organisation”,Prasad said.

He said that earlier the SP’s ideology was to oppose the Congress but now they are living under its shadow. Meanwhile,the SP chief’s son and party MP Akhilesh Yadav parried question on the issue.

Asked whether SP is looking for new politicial friends,he said,”In the existing political situation every party is finding out ways. Even after elections,combinations will be formed.”

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